Automatically close not responding programs:-

Some time programs become non-responsive. When we see in task manager their Status will be not responding instead of Running. Then we had to manually end the program by clicking on the End Task Tab in the task manager.

The Program became ‘Not Responding’ due to many reasons. Maybe there is a programming error and the application fall in a never-ending loop. It may be due to malfunctioning of any hardware or The application is still performing the previous function and you are trying to perform next function and sometimes System tends to hang.

We can set the windows to end them automatically as they become ‘Not Responding’. so here is the trick for it.

Open Registry by going to Start then Run and Enter regedit.
than Navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\ Desktop

In Right side panel look for ‘AutoEndTasks’ and Modify its value to 1.

You can also set time for waiting before ending the application if an application becomes not responding.

For this setting on the same panel find the ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’ key and change its value to the time after which you want to kill a not responding application.(Time here is in Milliseconds)

That’s It..


23 comments so far

  1. Sorcerer on

    wow! simple

    • Cami on

      It was dark when I woke. This is a ray of suinsnhe.

  2. cutestangel on

    wow so simple this happens to me quite often thanks for the useful tip.

  3. appy on

    i am going to try it the next time this happens. it often happens with my real player.

  4. asit dhal on

    nice tip… helped me a lot

  5. adisha on

    Hey. very informative and well written !! 🙂

    Any ideas on how to retrieve off record chats from gmail ? Thanks for any insight u may be able to provide.

    Take care,

  6. adisha on

    Hey !! Very informative and well put.

    Any idea on how to retrieve off the record chats from gmail? Any help would be appreciated.


  7. kunalsachdeva on

    @ Adisha

    To access your chat history or record chats,
    you need to first open your gmail account.
    Than click the Chats label available in your Gmail account on the left side of the screen.
    A list of chats will appear, similar to the way conversations are listed in your inbox.
    You can also forward, label, star, and trash chats just like Gmail messages.


  8. Dan* on

    gud one 😉

  9. Vinayak on

    really gud
    I’ll try if any file get not responding.

  10. shivanagri on

    cool tip
    but some programs hang 4 a while
    n then return to their normal state
    what about them?

  11. Cursed on

    Hey! Thanks for the tip 🙂
    U have an informative blog!

  12. pranav on

    nice one…
    will surely try that….

  13. kunalsachdeva on

    @ shivanagri

    yeah quite right, when application is still performing the previous function and you are trying to perform next function in that case it shows not responding for some time (generally less than 10 sec.) than after performing the previous task it changes it states to Running. so you should mention WaitToKillAppTimeout to 10000 (means 10 seconds).

    such that if it was recoverable it would recover in 10 sec else the system would end it Automatically.

  14. Homer on

    Very useful. Though I remember doing something like that before…but I am not sure if its the same thing.


  15. jaggu on

    hey cool trick dude..yet so simple..thanx

  16. Arush Mittal on

    serious;y i neede sumthin lyk dat!
    thanx mate! 😀

    cheers! 🙂

  17. arottetride on

    nice one..

  18. Saif on

    Nice and useful article friend.

  19. chung on

    this is exactly what i was looking for. thanks

  20. sporkinator on

    Wow, thanks! I have yet to see for myself if it works, but I’ve always needed a certain program to automatically be ended when it freezes to prevent my CPU from overheating while I am away from the computer.

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